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School board candidates weigh in on issues board, the district leadership team and all the district stakeholders find a good replacement for Dr. Atwater. Penny Vadla: 1. Developing a sustainable budget2. Hiring a new superintendent3. Enhancing community involvement4. As always...
Arness, Vadla running unopposed for school board

...board president Joe Arness, running for the Nikiski seat, has a total of 23 successive years in public service and Penny Vadla, running for the Soldotna seat, collectively has 11 under her belt. Vadla, a self-described busy body, and Arness...
Holt wins Central district school board seat

...Board up for grabs in Tuesday's election. Absentee ballots have not yet been counted but unofficial results show Penny Vadla, who ran unopposed in this year's election, has been re-elected for the district of Soldotna. Joe Arness, also...
Dusek to take reins as interim superintendent

...Dec.1 when Superintendent Steve Atwater's resignation goes into affect. Re-elected board members Joe Arness, Penny Vadla and Bill Holt were sworn in at the beginning of the meeting to make official the results of the Oct. 7 local elections...
School board considers new approach to lobbying for funds

...he said.Kenai Peninsula school locations range from populated city centers to isolated villages, said board member Penny Vadla. Educators spend a shorter amount of time teaching in rural areas, she said. Students need stability to learn.A...
Fall ballots finalized

...School Board, also a three-year term, current president Joe Arness has filed for District 3-Nikiski. Incumbent Penny Vadla is the only candidate for District 4-Soldotna. In District 7-Central, board member Bill Holt and Damon Yerly have...
Fall ballots finalized

...School Board, also a three-year term, current president Joe Arness has filed for District 3- Nikiski. Incumbent Penny Vadla is the only name for District 4- Soldotna. In District 7- Central, member Bill Holt and Damon Yerly have filed for...
Young artist gets exposure at Fine Arts Center

...she does about once a month. That morning she said she almost left the house in her fishing gear, but her mother, Penny Vadla stopped her and made her change into a brown floral dress, she said."I almost made it," Vadla said. "My mother...
Atwater resigns, to be gone by December

...Tim Navarre said Atwater would be the University of Alaska Associate Vice President for K-12 Outreach. Board member Penny Vadla said she appreciated Atwater's visionary outlook. With the new school year beginning on Aug. 19, board member Sunni...
KPBSD revises Strategic Plan

...strategic plan and the goals that they set that align with our three main areas in the Strategic Plan."Board member Penny Vadla was the only member who voiced comments on the plan at the meeting.The plan calls for all KPBSD students to participate...


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